History of polio traced in new exhibit
WASHINGTON - Devastating outbreaks of "infantile paralysis," the disease that crippled 39-year-old Franklin Roosevelt, panicked many American parents of the mid-1900s until Jonas Salk announced a successful vaccine in 1955. Most victims were small children.

History of polio traced in new exhibit
WASHINGTON - Devastating outbreaks of "infantile paralysis," the disease that crippled 39-year-old Franklin Roosevelt, panicked many American parents of the mid-1900s until Jonas Salk announced a successful vaccine in 1955. Most victims were small children.

Death of pope boosts sales for 'Angels and Demons'
NEW YORK - The death of Pope John Paul II has boosted interest in "The Da Vinci Code" novelist Dan Brown, an author who has been attacked by a leading cardinal for offending the Catholic church.

History of polio traced in new exhibit

Unpublished Tennessee Williams poem found
ST. LOUIS - A previously unpublished poem by Tennessee Williams, described as having been "written out of absolute, complete despair," has been discovered in his blue test booklet from a college course in 1937.

Unpublished Tennessee Williams poem found

Unpublished Tennessee Williams poem found
ST. LOUIS - A previously unpublished poem by Tennessee Williams, described as having been "written out of absolute, complete despair," has been discovered in his blue test booklet from a college course in 1937.

Evans' rally beats Greenbrier

Padres and Cubs split doubleheader

Padres and Cubs split doubleheader
CHICAGO - Mark Prior was a success in his season debut, while Kerry Wood struggled again.

Padres and Cubs split doubleheader
CHICAGO - Mark Prior was a success in his season debut, while Kerry Wood struggled again.

Evans' rally beats Greenbrier
Kyle Wilkerson went hitless in his first four at bats Tuesday at Evans. After his fifth trip to the plate, he got slapped on the head by his teammates about a dozen times.

Marlins defeat Phillies
MIAMI - A.J. Burnett pitched an eight-hitter and the Florida Marlins' fickle offense came alive against perennial patsy Randy Wolf to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Tuesday.

Evans' rally beats Greenbrier
Kyle Wilkerson went hitless in his first four at bats Tuesday at Evans. After his fifth trip to the plate, he got slapped on the head by his teammates about a dozen times.

Woman who claims she found finger in chili won't sue
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A woman who claimed she scooped up a human finger along with her chili at a Wendy's restaurant has decided not to sue the fast-food chain.

Odds and Ends
TOKYO - Loud music apparently came between two neighbors in Japan - almost continuously for more than two years.

Wrecked motorcycle hanging in a tree: art or nuisance?
RALEIGH, N.C. - Harley-Davidson enthusiast Richard Woodworth has an unusual piece of art in his back yard, and it's causing him quite a headache with the city of Raleigh.

Candidate blames stolen signs on 'Chappelle Show'
JACKSON, Miss. - City council candidate Rick James says having the same name as the late funk legend is no laughing matter - his campaign signs have been stolen or defaced because of a popular sketch on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show."

Candidate blames stolen signs on 'Chappelle Show'
JACKSON, Miss. - City council candidate Rick James says having the same name as the late funk legend is no laughing matter - his campaign signs have been stolen or defaced because of a popular sketch on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show."

Braves' bats beginning to heat up
ATLANTA - The news came as a complete shock.

Washington rains on Atlanta
ATLANTA - The depressing, cold downpour could not have fallen at a more appropriate time. And the eye of the rapidly developing storm seemed to be centered over the head of Atlanta Braves closer Dan Kolb.

Washington takes series from Braves

Nationals happy for some stability
ATLANTA - RFK Stadium might not provide the trendiest of venues for the Washington Nationals, but at least it'll be home for the nomadic ballclub.

Washington rains on Atlanta
ATLANTA - The depressing, cold downpour could not have fallen at a more appropriate time. And the eye of the rapidly developing storm seemed to be centered over the head of Atlanta Braves closer Dan Kolb.

Nationals happy for some stability

Braves' bats beginning to heat up

Washington rains on Atlanta

Washington takes series from Braves
ATLANTA - In first baseman Adam LaRoche's eyes, the Atlanta Braves have far too much mojo for this sort of thing.

Braves' Cox ejected in first inning
ATLANTA - Being ejected in the first inning didn't stop Atlanta's Bobby Cox from managing the Braves in Wednesday's 11-4 loss to the Washington Nationals.

Washington takes series from Braves
ATLANTA - In first baseman Adam LaRoche's eyes, the Atlanta Braves have far too much mojo for this sort of thing.

Nationals happy for some stability
ATLANTA - RFK Stadium might not provide the trendiest of venues for the Washington Nationals, but at least it'll be home for the nomadic ballclub.

Braves' bats beginning to heat up
ATLANTA - The news came as a complete shock.

Crude futures fall on energy watchdog's bearish report
SINGAPORE - Crude futures dropped Wednesday after the International Energy Agency forecast slower growth in oil demand this year.

Fan debate highlights controversy over energy efficiency
WASHINGTON - The efficiency of ceiling fans may not be at the center of the country's energy debate, given record high gasoline prices.

Slow growth expected for global economy

Slow growth expected for global economy
WASHINGTON - The global economy's growth is expected to slow this year, while still turning in a solid performance, as high energy prices weigh a bit on activity, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday.

Company: potential theft of online information worse than thought
LONDON - Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said Tuesday.

Retail sales post modest gain in March
WASHINGTON - Retail sales rose by a modest 0.3 percent in March, the weakest showing since January, as prospects for stronger sales spurred by an early Easter were trumped by cold weather in much of the country and rising fuel costs.

Trade deficit hits all-time high in February

Company: potential theft of online information worse than thought
LONDON - Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said Tuesday.

Retail sales post modest gain in March

New projects for area include luxury hotel
South Augusta soon might have a luxury hotel. Plans for the Village at Goshen call for a 100- to 200-room hotel overlooking a man-made lake at the 44-acre development.

Fed policy-makers debated more aggressive interest hikes
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policy-makers, concerned about inflation, debated last month whether to signal the possibility that they might move more aggressively to raise interest rates, according to minutes of their March meeting released Tuesday.

Developer starts to see dream become reality
Henry Forero's love for south Augusta is taking shape.

Financial Times to launch afternoon freebie in London
LONDON (Dow Jones/AP) - The Financial Times newspaper will launch a slimmed-down, free afternoon paper in Great Britain in an attempt to attract more readers to its online and main editions, the newspaper said Wednesday.

Developer starts to see dream become reality
Henry Forero's love for south Augusta is taking shape.

New projects for area include luxury hotel

Trade deficit hits all-time high in February
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit, exacerbated by surging imports of oil and textiles, soared to an all-time high of $61.04 billion in February.

Company: potential theft of online information worse than thought

Fed policy-makers debated more aggressive interest hikes
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policy-makers, concerned about inflation, debated last month whether to signal the possibility that they might move more aggressively to raise interest rates, according to minutes of their March meeting released Tuesday.

Fan debate highlights controversy over energy efficiency

Microsoft to offer sneak peak of new Xbox via MTV
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. will offer video game fans a first peek at the new version of its Xbox game console during a half-hour MTV broadcast, part of a marketing deal.

Microsoft to offer sneak peak of new Xbox via MTV
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. will offer video game fans a first peek at the new version of its Xbox game console during a half-hour MTV broadcast, part of a marketing deal.

Crude futures fall more than $1 a barrel on rising U.S. supply
Oil prices dropped by more than $1 a barrel Wednesday after the U.S. government released data that showed crude oil and gasoline supplies on the rise.

Federal budget deficit narrows in March
WASHINGTON - The government ran a deficit of $71.23 billion in March, down significantly from the record amount of red ink recorded in February.

Crude futures fall on energy watchdog's bearish report
SINGAPORE - Crude futures dropped Wednesday after the International Energy Agency forecast slower growth in oil demand this year.

Crude prices fall after forecast of slower demand growth
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures fell nearly $2 a barrel Tuesday on the heels of a revised forecast from the International Energy Agency for slowing growth in oil demand this year.

Retail sales post modest gain in March
WASHINGTON - Retail sales rose by a modest 0.3 percent in March, the weakest showing since January, as prospects for stronger sales spurred by an early Easter were trumped by cold weather in much of the country and rising fuel costs.

Crude futures fall more than $1 a barrel on rising U.S. supply
Oil prices dropped by more than $1 a barrel Wednesday after the U.S. government released data that showed crude oil and gasoline supplies on the rise.

Slow growth expected for global economy
WASHINGTON - The global economy's growth is expected to slow this year, while still turning in a solid performance, as high energy prices weigh a bit on activity, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday.

Crude prices fall after forecast of slower demand growth
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures fell nearly $2 a barrel Tuesday on the heels of a revised forecast from the International Energy Agency for slowing growth in oil demand this year.

Fan debate highlights controversy over energy efficiency
WASHINGTON - The efficiency of ceiling fans may not be at the center of the country's energy debate, given record high gasoline prices.

Extension can help deflect late tax penalties
If you haven't finished your taxes yet, it may be time to file an extension.

Crude futures fall on energy watchdog's bearish report

Developer starts to see dream become reality

Fed policy-makers debated more aggressive interest hikes

Crude prices fall after forecast of slower demand growth

Microsoft to offer sneak peak of new Xbox via MTV

New projects for area include luxury hotel
South Augusta soon might have a luxury hotel. Plans for the Village at Goshen call for a 100- to 200-room hotel overlooking a man-made lake at the 44-acre development.

Crude futures fall more than $1 a barrel on rising U.S. supply

Trade deficit hits all-time high in February
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit, exacerbated by surging imports of oil and textiles, soared to an all-time high of $61.04 billion in February.

Judge won't reduce charges against UT's McDaniel
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A Knox County judge refused to reduce a felony assault charge against University of Tennessee defensive tackle Tony McDaniel on Wednesday.

Judge won't reduce charges against UT's McDaniel

Judge won't reduce charges against UT's McDaniel
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A Knox County judge refused to reduce a felony assault charge against University of Tennessee defensive tackle Tony McDaniel on Wednesday.

Save smoke ban bill
Gov. Sonny Perdue is wrestling with the notion of using his veto pen to send Georgia's smoking ban bill up in smoke. That would be a huge mistake.

Save smoke ban bill

Put a Tiger in your tank
None of us will ever walk in Tiger Woods' shoes. But that doesn't mean we can't follow in his footsteps.

Augusta's Strengths
Not all monsters come dressed like Lon Chaney or Bela Lugosi. Some wear nice suits, and you believe them when they say they drive a Jaguar.

Osama of the Hills
Eric Rudolph's murderous actions were totally senseless. And so is anyone who has the least inkling of sympathy for him.

The Polarizing Express

The Polarizing Express
They're loaded with tons of steel and cargo. They're traveling at sometimes high speed. They're absolutely incapable of changing directions.

Put a Tiger in your tank

Osama of the Hills
Eric Rudolph's murderous actions were totally senseless. And so is anyone who has the least inkling of sympathy for him.

Save smoke ban bill
Gov. Sonny Perdue is wrestling with the notion of using his veto pen to send Georgia's smoking ban bill up in smoke. That would be a huge mistake.

The Polarizing Express
They're loaded with tons of steel and cargo. They're traveling at sometimes high speed. They're absolutely incapable of changing directions.

Osama of the Hills

Put a Tiger in your tank
None of us will ever walk in Tiger Woods' shoes. But that doesn't mean we can't follow in his footsteps.

Open tab
It's Motown Thursday at Club 706, 2623 Deans Bridge Road. Entertainment is provided by the Nightrider PC and DJ Blind Man Ray, and there are drink specials until midnight tonight.

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Foxy Brown says she didn't beat up two nail salon workers over a $20 pedicure - and her toes are worth more than that anyway.

Concerts
THE COMING WEEK:JERRY SEINFELD: tonight, Township Auditorium, Columbia

Stuff to do
A remake of the 1970s horror flick The Amityville Horror opens Friday. See what the critics have to say.

Calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Britney Spears announces pregnancy
NEW YORK - Britney Spears, the one-time teenybopper who sang "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," has apparently completed the transition with news that she's pregnant.

Stuff to do
A remake of the 1970s horror flick The Amityville Horror opens Friday. See what the critics have to say.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Foxy Brown says she didn't beat up two nail salon workers over a $20 pedicure - and her toes are worth more than that anyway.

Games pack graphic punch
From a blood-soaked twist on Greek mythology to stealth combat in the near future, two new video games offer excellent but very different action thrills.

Concerts
THE COMING WEEK: JERRY SEINFELD: tonight, Township Auditorium, Columbia

Britney Spears announces pregnancy
NEW YORK - Britney Spears, the one-time teenybopper who sang "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," has apparently completed the transition with news that she's pregnant.

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
LONDON - British prosecutors said they had dropped robbery and blackmail charges against Pete Doherty, troubled former frontman of rock band The Libertines.

People in the News
LONDON - British prosecutors said they had dropped robbery and blackmail charges against Pete Doherty, troubled former frontman of rock band The Libertines.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220.

Calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Open tab
It's Motown Thursday at Club 706, 2623 Deans Bridge Road. Entertainment is provided by the Nightrider PC and DJ Blind Man Ray, and there are drink specials until midnight tonight.

Stepfather of Jackson accuser says the family was offered gifts
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The stepfather of Michael Jackson's accuser testified Tuesday that after the broadcast of a damaging TV documentary about Jackson, an associate of the pop star offered the family a college education and a house.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220.

Stepfather of Jackson accuser says the family was offered gifts
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The stepfather of Michael Jackson's accuser testified Tuesday that after the broadcast of a damaging TV documentary about Jackson, an associate of the pop star offered the family a college education and a house.

Serious stick action still can be had at area's billiard spots
There once was a time when the neighborhood pool hall was something of a staple. Like the corner store, it was a mainstay, the business that every town or city would have at least one of.

Games pack graphic punch
From a blood-soaked twist on Greek mythology to stealth combat in the near future, two new video games offer excellent but very different action thrills.

Lohan's father pleads not guilty to car crash charge
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The father of teen star Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an upgraded felony charge in connection with a fiery car crash on Long Island in February.

Joaquin Phoenix checks into rehab facility
LOS ANGELES - Joaquin Phoenix has checked into a rehabilitation facility to deal with alcohol abuse problems.

City's charms await Tour de Georgia cyclists
Augusta in April is a city of warm weather and hospitality. It's a city where a friendly wave between strangers is not unexpected and where the first real bloom of spring fills hearts with optimism.

Poll: Americans say taxes too complicated

Majority of taxpayers filing electronically for first time
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service reports receiving more than 80 million tax returns as of April 1, slightly less than the number sent this time last year.

Majority of taxpayers filing electronically for first time

Poll: Americans say taxes too complicated
WASHINGTON - Most Americans think federal income taxes are too complicated, but they're not eager to simplify tax preparation by getting rid of some deductions and tax credits, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.

Poll: Americans say taxes too complicated
WASHINGTON - Most Americans think federal income taxes are too complicated, but they're not eager to simplify tax preparation by getting rid of some deductions and tax credits, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.

Easy to make Cod Livornese
Dinner in less than half an hour does not need to be a hurried job that sacrifices freshness, nutrition and taste. Here's a stylish example of a main dish that serves up plenty of flavor and goodness in just about 30 minutes.

Small bites
The Orthodox Union says its 2005 "OU Guide for Kosher for Passover Foods" for Jewish households is available across the country. This edition of Jewish Action magazine comes out annually and lists domestic items that are acceptable for Passover use.

Potato kugel is easy and creamy, for Passover and beyond
Preparing food for Passover meals can be a major preoccupation, as cooks focus on emptying pantries and refrigerators of certain foods to make their homes kosher for Passover. This directly affects the recipes that can be used, of course.

Kosher cookbook writer extols joys of entertaining
NEW YORK - Hospitality has always been a part of the Passover tradition, Susie Fishbein reminds us. Jews on their last night in Egypt were told to invite a neighbor to join them if necessary, to make sure they consumed all the meat of the offering they were commanded to eat, she explains in her 2003 cookbook, "Kosher by Design."

Quick and easy low-fat chicken tenders
This chicken dish offers a fresh, satisfying meal that keeps within a low-fat definition - only about 8 grams of fat per serving - and stir-frying it means it's quick and easy to make.

Small bites
The Orthodox Union says its 2005 "OU Guide for Kosher for Passover Foods" for Jewish households is available across the country. This edition of Jewish Action magazine comes out annually and lists domestic items that are acceptable for Passover use.

Food briefs

Quick and easy low-fat chicken tenders
This chicken dish offers a fresh, satisfying meal that keeps within a low-fat definition - only about 8 grams of fat per serving - and stir-frying it means it's quick and easy to make.

Delicious vegetarian recipes for chili and corn bread

Delicious vegetarian recipes for chili and corn bread
CONCORD, N.H. - This one is for Gen Y. According to the stereotypes promulgated by the trend watchers, these funky 20-somethings never manage time to cook, yet insist their food be fresh and fast - and preferably ethnic.

Easy to make Cod Livornese

Easy to make Cod Livornese
Dinner in less than half an hour does not need to be a hurried job that sacrifices freshness, nutrition and taste. Here's a stylish example of a main dish that serves up plenty of flavor and goodness in just about 30 minutes.

McDonald's: After 50 years, many billions sold

Food briefs
Getting a cut while preparing food happens all too often, according to research done by Seal-On, a first-aid products company. Here are some knife-safety tips from Dr. Richard O'Brien, emergency medicine specialist:

McDonald's: After 50 years, many billions sold
DES PLAINES, Ill. - Open a newspaper and find stories about people suing McDonald's because its food supersized them, its coffee burned them and its fries were secretly cooked in beef-flavored oil.

Get a taste of spring with a lemony bread pudding
Bread pudding is a classic, a favorite comfort food that's rightly welcome through the colder seasons. But as the seasons change, desserts can also try on a new flavor, matching the desire for a sunny change of taste.

McDonald's: After 50 years, many billions sold
DES PLAINES, Ill. - Open a newspaper and find stories about people suing McDonald's because its food supersized them, its coffee burned them and its fries were secretly cooked in beef-flavored oil.

Delicious vegetarian recipes for chili and corn bread
CONCORD, N.H. - This one is for Gen Y. According to the stereotypes promulgated by the trend watchers, these funky 20-somethings never manage time to cook, yet insist their food be fresh and fast - and preferably ethnic.

'What's for Lunch: Cafe 209
CAFE 209 ADDRESS: 215 10th St. ON THE MENU: Daily entrees include two side items, corn bread muffin or roll: baked, barbecue or fried chicken,

Potato kugel is easy and creamy, for Passover and beyond
Preparing food for Passover meals can be a major preoccupation, as cooks focus on emptying pantries and refrigerators of certain foods to make their homes kosher for Passover. This directly affects the recipes that can be used, of course.

Potato kugel is easy and creamy, for Passover and beyond

Food briefs
Getting a cut while preparing food happens all too often, according to research done by Seal-On, a first-aid products company. Here are some knife-safety tips from Dr. Richard O'Brien, emergency medicine specialist:

Small bites

Quick and easy low-fat chicken tenders

GreenJackets: Promotions are key
If you've ever wanted to be a part of a world record, show up at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday.

GreenJackets: Promotions are key
If you've ever wanted to be a part of a world record, show up at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday.

Cink comfortable in winner's blazer
Early this week, before he has to hit the ceremonial opening drive at the MCI Heritage or even seen the Harbour Town Golf Links, Stewart Cink will pull on his champion's blazer.

A comparison of Woods and Nicklaus in the majors
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Perceptions of Tiger Woods can change quickly when he's wearing a green jacket.

Cink comfortable in winner's blazer
Early this week, before he has to hit the ceremonial opening drive at the MCI Heritage or even seen the Harbour Town Golf Links, Stewart Cink will pull on his champion's blazer.

A comparison of Woods and Nicklaus in the majors
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Perceptions of Tiger Woods can change quickly when he's wearing a green jacket.

Duel ended with poor Sunday play
Order was restored to a certain extent at Augusta National Golf Club when Tiger Woods collected his fourth green jacket.

A comparison of Woods and Nicklaus in the majors

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Cink comfortable in winner's blazer

Duel ended with poor Sunday play
Order was restored to a certain extent at Augusta National Golf Club when Tiger Woods collected his fourth green jacket.

Duel ended with poor Sunday play

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

GreenJackets: Promotions are key

NHL and players' association to meet next week
NEW YORK - When NHL labor talks resume, a new plan will be up for discussion that attempts to blend elements from both sides' vision of how players will be paid.

NHL and players' association to meet next week

NHL and players' association to meet next week
NEW YORK - When NHL labor talks resume, a new plan will be up for discussion that attempts to blend elements from both sides' vision of how players will be paid.

Malaysian dish is full of flavor
Although Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines are popular throughout the United States, the subtle dishes of Malaysia are not well known.

Malaysian dish is full of flavor
Although Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines are popular throughout the United States, the subtle dishes of Malaysia are not well known.

Malaysian dish is full of flavor

Storm warning issued for Burke County
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Burke County.

Stanko waives extradition to South Carolina
An ex-convict captured in Augusta on Tuesday and wanted in connection with the deaths of two people in South Carolina waived extradition in Magistrate Court proceedings this afternoon.

Editorial was just another smear
Like crabs trapped in a bucket, The Augusta Chronicle continues its efforts to smear any local black leaders that do not cater to its beck and call - and, in doing so, prevents Augusta from progressing and hurts everyone, both black and white alike ("Without representation," April 9 editorial).James Walton, Augusta

Ducking 18 votes was inexcusable
Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. State Sen. Charles Walker's pathetic excuse for not voting as he was empowered to do is inexcusable by any standards.Andy Chandler, Augusta

Capitalism editorial missed the mark

Voting majority is proud of Walker
The Augusta Chronicle article April 7 ("Walker didn't vote on 18 bills during session") and editorial April 9 ("Without representation") have even some of state Sen. Charles Walker's detractors saying enough is enough. Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Ducking 18 votes was inexcusable
Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. State Sen. Charles Walker's pathetic excuse for not voting as he was empowered to do is inexcusable by any standards.Andy Chandler, Augusta

Ducking 18 votes was inexcusable

Voting majority is proud of Walker
The Augusta Chronicle article April 7 ("Walker didn't vote on 18 bills during session") and editorial April 9 ("Without representation") have even some of state Sen. Charles Walker's detractors saying enough is enough. Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Restaurant's music is disruptive
I don't understand why a person in local government would give a permit to the Wild Wing Cafe on Washington Road to play excessively loud music.R.D. McDonald, Augusta

Capitalism editorial missed the mark
The editorial published in The Chronicle on April 12, from The Record of Hackensack, N.J., took the admonishment of Pope John Paul II to the corrupt system of Mexico as a condemnation of capitalism in the United States. William J. Welsh, M.D., Augusta

Issues point way to one-party rule
Your editorial on John Bolton ("Bolton for ambassador," April 6) was a little surprising. You seem to think that Democrats should roll over and play dead for George W. Bush, because he won the election. Vernon Johnson, Mesena

Capitalism editorial missed the mark
The editorial published in The Chronicle on April 12, from The Record of Hackensack, N.J., took the admonishment of Pope John Paul II to the corrupt system of Mexico as a condemnation of capitalism in the United States. William J. Welsh, M.D., Augusta

Voting majority is proud of Walker

Schiavo exposed culture of death
It is appalling to note the number of people who consider the legally sanctioned murder of Terri Schiavo to be not only correct, but who eagerly advocated or excused it!Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Editorial was just another smear
Like crabs trapped in a bucket, The Augusta Chronicle continues its efforts to smear any local black leaders that do not cater to its beck and call - and, in doing so, prevents Augusta from progressing and hurts everyone, both black and white alike ("Without representation," April 9 editorial).James Walton, Augusta

Editorial was just another smear

Restaurant's music is disruptive

Restaurant's music is disruptive
I don't understand why a person in local government would give a permit to the Wild Wing Cafe on Washington Road to play excessively loud music.R.D. McDonald, Augusta

'Quiet' rock concert raises awareness of hearing loss

Scientists scramble to destroy vials of flu virus sent worldwide

Most duck, geese test positive for bird flu in Mekong Delta

College consortium in bid to bolster cybersecurity

New Yorker again dominates magazine awards

New dolls reflect the children playing with them

Study: For mild asthma, less medicine might be right

Study: genetic breast cancer counseling shunned by black women

Study: For mild asthma, less medicine might be right
People with mild asthma may not need daily medicine to prevent flare-ups, as doctors now recommend.

Study: For mild asthma, less medicine might be right
People with mild asthma may not need daily medicine to prevent flare-ups, as doctors now recommend.

College consortium in bid to bolster cybersecurity
BERKELEY, Calif. - Experts from a consortium of colleges will lead a far-reaching effort to keep the nation's computer data safe from cyberattack, the National Science Foundation announced Monday.

Study: genetic breast cancer counseling shunned by black women
CHICAGO - Black women with a family history of breast cancer are much less likely than whites to get genetic counseling, in part because of the mistaken notion that the genetic form of the illness is a white woman's disease, researchers say.

Most duck, geese test positive for bird flu in Mekong Delta
HANOI, Vietnam - More than 70 percent of random duck and geese samples have tested positive for bird flu in Vietnam's southern Mekong Delta, but many farmers have refused to slaughter their flocks, officials said Wednesday.

Nation's first bookmobile marks 100th anniversary
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The nation's first bookmobile celebrated its 100th anniversary at a party Monday, marking an evolution from a humble buggy with a few hundred books to full-sized buses offering thousands of books and other services.

Most duck, geese test positive for bird flu in Mekong Delta
HANOI, Vietnam - More than 70 percent of random duck and geese samples have tested positive for bird flu in Vietnam's southern Mekong Delta, but many farmers have refused to slaughter their flocks, officials said Wednesday.

Winners of the Jefferson Muzzle awards announced
RICHMOND, Va. - The Federal Communications Commission and the motion-picture rating board are among the 2005 winners of the Jefferson Muzzle awards, given for perceived squelching of free expression.

New dolls reflect the children playing with them
NEW YORK - The doll aisle of most toy stores is full of pretty, perky, plastic girls, mostly with porcelain white skin and long, smooth blond hair. They wear expressions that say they always have a good time - and who wouldn't in a make-believe world of makeup, Corvettes, surfboards and cell phones?

'Quiet' rock concert raises awareness of hearing loss
CLEVELAND - Mick Fleetwood sometimes has to lean over at the dinner table and concentrate on what somebody is saying a few feet away.

New Yorker again dominates magazine awards
NEW YORK - The New Yorker once again dominated the National Magazine Awards, clinching five prizes Wednesday including honors for reporting on the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal and atrocities in Sudan.

College consortium in bid to bolster cybersecurity
BERKELEY, Calif. - Experts from a consortium of colleges will lead a far-reaching effort to keep the nation's computer data safe from cyberattack, the National Science Foundation announced Monday.

Scientists scramble to destroy vials of flu virus sent worldwide
Scientists around the world were scrambling to prevent the possibility of a pandemic after a nearly 50-year-old killer influenza virus was sent to thousands of labs, a decision that one researcher described as "unwise."

New dolls reflect the children playing with them
NEW YORK - The doll aisle of most toy stores is full of pretty, perky, plastic girls, mostly with porcelain white skin and long, smooth blond hair. They wear expressions that say they always have a good time - and who wouldn't in a make-believe world of makeup, Corvettes, surfboards and cell phones?

New Yorker again dominates magazine awards
NEW YORK - The New Yorker once again dominated the National Magazine Awards, clinching five prizes Wednesday including honors for reporting on the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal and atrocities in Sudan.

Study: genetic breast cancer counseling shunned by black women
CHICAGO - Black women with a family history of breast cancer are much less likely than whites to get genetic counseling, in part because of the mistaken notion that the genetic form of the illness is a white woman's disease, researchers say.

Scientists scramble to destroy vials of flu virus sent worldwide
Scientists around the world were scrambling to prevent the possibility of a pandemic after a nearly 50-year-old killer influenza virus was sent to thousands of labs, a decision that one researcher described as "unwise."

'Quiet' rock concert raises awareness of hearing loss
CLEVELAND - Mick Fleetwood sometimes has to lean over at the dinner table and concentrate on what somebody is saying a few feet away.

Living briefs
We're looking for 'Hitchhikers' fans The answer is "42" - do you know what the question is? The Augusta Chronicle is looking for fans of the classic sci-fi satire the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which opens in theaters Spril 29.

For the record
Court sentencings, indictments, divorces and marriage licences.

Kid of the Day

Club proposal called discriminatory
ATLANTA - After sharp, sometimes personal debate in a public hearing on a measure that would require parents to approve of the clubs their children join at school, the state Board of Education decided Wednesday to delay voting on the rule.

Pupils learn ways to avoid online predators
When Erin Jarrett enters an online chat room, she is often asked for her A/S/L. She admits she sometimes provides it.

Supporters attend Mass for Schiavo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bob and Mary Schindler, the parents of Terri Schiavo, visited Jacksonville on Tuesday to celebrate their daughter's life and thank local supporters of their unsuccessful fight to prevent her death.

Tattling won't profit pupils
Few principals support a cash reward system for pupils who tattle on classmates who have weapons or drugs.

Traveling theater group seeks children for 'Jungle Book' musical
The Missoula Children's Theatre staff is looking for area children, from kindergartners to high school seniors, whom they will train to perform in a musical.

Parents view revised plan
AIKEN - Gwen Spivey's child will remain at Hammond Hill Elementary next year, the school the second-grader has attended since kindergarten.

Pet of the week
FH Fantasy, a 2-year-old retired racing greyhound, is available for adoption. She has been spayed and is up to date on all her shots and tests.

Injection challenge goes unheard
Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet denied a motion to challenge the constitutionality of lethal injection Tuesday, but he left the door open for a future challenge on behalf of Cedric Beals, should he be found guilty and sentenced to death.

Harlem High shows off results

Rally to celebrate survival
For those who survived sexual assaults and those who think it only happens to someone else, Thursday will provide a celebration and learning experience.

Club proposal called discriminatory
ATLANTA - After sharp, sometimes personal debate in a public hearing on a measure that would require parents to approve of the clubs their children join at school, the state Board of Education decided Wednesday to delay voting on the rule.

Officials hunt way to aid transitions
Officials from state and federal labor and veterans' agencies are meeting in downtown Augusta this week to discuss the best way to help those in combat boots move into civilian work shoes.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Kid of the Day
Imani Joi Thomas is today's Kid of the Day.

Stanko goes back to South Carolina
Stephen Christopher Stanko waived his right to formal extradition proceedings Wednesday and was sent back to South Carolina to face murder and sex-assault charges in the Grand Strand.

Plan allows vacant sites to be spared
Owners of vacant Richmond County structures might soon be spared having to demolish or repair their properties.

Traveling theater group seeks children for 'Jungle Book' musical

Informant shies from spotlight
Dana Putnam wouldn't want to be called a hero, her parents said.

Alleluia residents enjoy safe feeling, brotherhood in their community
Karen Swenson feels as though she goes home to a Utopia every day.

Fugitive search ends in Augusta
Another national manhunt ends in Augusta. For the second time in less than a month, a high-profile criminal case led law enforcement to the streets of the Garden City.

Across the area

Airport work alters access
As construction on Augusta's new airport terminal kicks off this week, passengers won't exactly be ducking beams and stepping over holes in the floor.

Calm is urged on flu strain

Storm warning issued for Burke County
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Burke County.

Arrests thrust Augusta into news spotlight
Tuesday's apprehension of Stephen Stanko, 37, at the Augusta Exchange shopping center was the latest in a string of high-profile arrests.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Corps triumphs in lawsuit over river drawdown
A townhouse community's $1.2 million claim against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the collapse of its seawall during the January 2000 drawdown of the Savannah River has been dismissed in the corps' favor.

Rants and Raves
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Calm is urged on flu strain
Augusta labs got a testing panel that contained a former deadly flu virus, but health officials said there is little danger it will pose a public health problem.

Illustrators help land bone marrow donors
Alissa Hogan is a little squeamish about seeing her own blood, but when called upon for a good cause she can conjure up an attractive way to look at it.

Anniversaries
Mavin C. and Jacqueline Overman, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in celebration March 19 at the home of their daughter, Carlene Johnson, in Aiken.

Utility makes final pitch
ATLANTA - State regulators who will decide soon what customers pay on their natural gas bills have vastly different plans to weigh on whether rates should go up.

Across the river
CRUISING THROUGH THE CONSTELLATIONS: 7 and 8 p.m. Friday; The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors and $2.50 for grades K-12; 641-3769

Critic wants cleanup sign gone
AIKEN - The white scribbles of spray paint have been cleaned from a sign that was vandalized in downtown Aiken last week.

Arrests thrust Augusta into news spotlight
Tuesday's apprehension of Stephen Stanko, 37, at the Augusta Exchange shopping center was the latest in a string of high-profile arrests.

Six percent rise in tuition predicted
ATLANTA - College students at public institutions are unlikely to see a double-digit increase in tuition next year, but the average increase at the state's schools could end up being about 6.5 percent, Chancellor Tom Meredith said this week.

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Liberal label doesn't stick to some professors
ATHENS, Ga. - Think all college professors are liberal? Maybe not at the University of Georgia. A recently published study shows that an overwhelming majority of American college professors classify themselves as liberal.

Pet of the week

Across the area
Authorities have identified the man found Sunday in a North Augusta swamp, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Things to do
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT RALLY: 6:30 p.m. today; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with exhibits, speakers, candlelight march; free; 737-1500

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - State agriculture officials have added to the list of sausage products to be pulled from store shelves after scientists found a potentially harmful bacteria in a sample.

Festival will have activities, groups catering to children
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, located at 1116 Philips St., will hold its second annual Children's Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Authorities are continuing to look for a 15-year-old North Carolina high school student who disappeared Saturday while swimming in the ocean.

Across Georgia

Pupils learn ways to avoid online predators
When Erin Jarrett enters an online chat room, she is often asked for her A/S/L. She admits she sometimes provides it.

Around the block

Ex-member blasts board
A one-time Columbia County school board member chastised his former peers Tuesday about their recent decision to award a building contract to a company that initially didn't submit a required subcontractor's list.

Police look into pair of shootings, death

Tattling won't profit pupils
Few principals support a cash reward system for pupils who tattle on classmates who have weapons or drugs.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Parents view revised plan
AIKEN - Gwen Spivey's child will remain at Hammond Hill Elementary next year, the school the second-grader has attended since kindergarten.

Course neighbors' hopes fade
A previously proposed special tax exemption probably won't be an option for residents near Augusta National Golf Club whose property tax bills are expected to skyrocket this year.

Officials expect increase in burning as ban nears
ATLANTA - Pollen isn't the only thing that will be causing many Georgians to cough this month.

Harlem High shows off results
Results from a recent study might tarnish the image of block scheduling throughout the state, but one Columbia County high school administrator praises what she says is the success of the compacted classes at her school.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Authorities are continuing to look for a 15-year-old North Carolina high school student who disappeared Saturday while swimming in the ocean.

Police name suspect in robbery
AIKEN - Authorities have identified a man they say robbed Security Federal Bank on Richland Avenue on Monday.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - State agriculture officials have added to the list of sausage products to be pulled from store shelves after scientists found a potentially harmful bacteria in a sample.

Across the area
Richard Bernard Wilcox, of the 400 block of Old Evans Road, remained in the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center late Wednesday after being arrested and charged with felony rape.

Across the area
Authorities have identified the man found Sunday in a North Augusta swamp, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Kid of the Day
Ebony LaMyiah Wynn is today's Kid of the Day.

Critic wants cleanup sign gone
AIKEN - The white scribbles of spray paint have been cleaned from a sign that was vandalized in downtown Aiken last week.

School notes
Members of the Richmond Academy math team have won a national competition.

Utility makes final pitch
ATLANTA - State regulators who will decide soon what customers pay on their natural gas bills have vastly different plans to weigh on whether rates should go up.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Events
FROG WALLOW FUN FEST: 9 a.m. Saturday; downtown Sardis, Ga.; parade, games, carnival rides, entertainment, bingo, barbecue, arts and crafts, street dance 8 p.m. to midnight; free; (478) 569-9357

Six percent rise in tuition predicted
ATLANTA - College students at public institutions are unlikely to see a double-digit increase in tuition next year, but the average increase at the state's schools could end up being about 6.5 percent, Chancellor Tom Meredith said this week.

Things to do
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT RALLY: 6:30 p.m. today; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with exhibits, speakers, candlelight march; free; 737-1500

Ex-member blasts board
A one-time Columbia County school board member chastised his former peers Tuesday about their recent decision to award a building contract to a company that initially didn't submit a required subcontractor's list.

Photographer captures spirituality
When Stanley Lanzano went to Pawley's Island, S.C., in 1993 for his usual vacation, he had no idea the trip would forever change his life.

Liberal label doesn't stick to some professors
ATHENS, Ga. - Think all college professors are liberal? Maybe not at the University of Georgia. A recently published study shows that an overwhelming majority of American college professors classify themselves as liberal.

Police look into pair of shootings, death
Waynesboro police and state authorities investigated two separate shootings overnight Wednesday, one of them fatal.

Officials consider park-and-ride service
Unlike other bus systems across the state, Columbus' METRA Transit controls the downtown parking decks in its city, in the process putting thousands of dollars back into public transportation.

Harlem High shows off results
Results from a recent study might tarnish the image of block scheduling throughout the state, but one Columbia County high school administrator praises what she says is the success of the compacted classes at her school.

Illustrators help land bone marrow donors
Alissa Hogan is a little squeamish about seeing her own blood, but when called upon for a good cause she can conjure up an attractive way to look at it.

Recycling
To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Airport work alters access
As construction on Augusta's new airport terminal kicks off this week, passengers won't exactly be ducking beams and stepping over holes in the floor.

Principal has luncheon to reward kids
More than 70 Murphey Middle School pupils got to bypass the usual cafeteria offerings for a special lunch with their principal and invited guests March 30.

Rants and Raves
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Across South Carolina

Market secures spot for 2nd year
Augusta's downtown farmers market has found fertile ground on Macarten Street, where it will soon open for the second year in a row.

Traveling theater group seeks children for 'Jungle Book' musical
The Missoula Children's Theatre staff is looking for area children, from kindergartners to high school seniors, whom they will train to perform in a musical.

Principal has luncheon to reward kids

Cinco de Mayo helps post celebrate diversity
Fort Gordon's Cinco de Mayo Festival will feature four days of music, carnival rides, games and other activities.

School notes

Across the river
CRUISING THROUGH THE CONSTELLATIONS: 7 and 8 p.m. Friday; The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors and $2.50 for grades K-12; 641-3769

Stanko goes back to South Carolina

Photographer captures spirituality
When Stanley Lanzano went to Pawley's Island, S.C., in 1993 for his usual vacation, he had no idea the trip would forever change his life.

School lunch menu

Board votes to hire 10 new bus monitors
The Richmond County Board of Education has agreed to hire 10 more bus monitors to help curtail violence during trips to and from school.

Course neighbors' hopes fade

Festival will have activities, groups catering to children

Alleluia residents enjoy safe feeling, brotherhood in their community

Lighter ban begins at airports today

Corps triumphs in lawsuit over river drawdown

Across the river

Seeing double in Aiken County

Things to do

Kids will learn ecology at events for Earth Day

Board votes to hire 10 new bus monitors

Library events

Restaurant ratings

Club proposal called discriminatory

Principal has luncheon to reward kids

Kid of the Day
Ebony LaMyiah Wynn is today's Kid of the Day.

Anniversaries

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Secretary of State Cathy Cox will formally launch her campaign for governor with a rally at 4 p.m. Tuesday in her hometown of Bainbridge.

News you can use
Activities and events this week include:

Study leaves questions

Utility makes final pitch

News you can use

Critic wants cleanup sign gone

Photographer captures spirituality

Storm warning issued for Burke County

For the record

Liberal label doesn't stick to some professors

Events

Airport work alters access

Arrests thrust Augusta into news spotlight

Illustrators help land bone marrow donors

Principal has luncheon to reward kids
More than 70 Murphey Middle School pupils got to bypass the usual cafeteria offerings for a special lunch with their principal and invited guests March 30.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Horry County resident is being treated to prevent rabies after encountering a rabid bobcat, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control said.

Across the area

Across the area
Richard Bernard Wilcox, of the 400 block of Old Evans Road, remained in the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center late Wednesday after being arrested and charged with felony rape.

Across Georgia

Stanko goes back to South Carolina
Stephen Christopher Stanko waived his right to formal extradition proceedings Wednesday and was sent back to South Carolina to face murder and sex-assault charges in the Grand Strand.

Six percent rise in tuition predicted

Site misses shot at shooting range
The organization USA Shooting has officially chosen Kerrville, Texas, as the location for most of its major shooting range venues.

Tattling won't profit pupils

Seeing double in Aiken County
AIKEN - Aiken County has nine Church streets and half a dozen Main streets.

Officials hunt way to aid transitions
Officials from state and federal labor and veterans' agencies are meeting in downtown Augusta this week to discuss the best way to help those in combat boots move into civilian work shoes.

Police look into pair of shootings, death
Waynesboro police and state authorities investigated two separate shootings overnight Wednesday, one of them fatal.

Kid of the Day
Imani Joi Thomas is today's Kid of the Day.

Corps triumphs in lawsuit over river drawdown
A townhouse community's $1.2 million claim against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the collapse of its seawall during the January 2000 drawdown of the Savannah River has been dismissed in the corps' favor.

Fugitive search ends in Augusta
Another national manhunt ends in Augusta. For the second time in less than a month, a high-profile criminal case led law enforcement to the streets of the Garden City.

Study leaves questions
ATLANTA - Students in block scheduling do worse on some standardized tests than those on more traditional daily calendars, according to a report issued by the state Department of Education, but what that says about school schedules is still a matter for debate.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use
Activities and events this week include:

Fugitive search ends in Augusta

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Secretary of State Cathy Cox will formally launch her campaign for governor with a rally at 4 p.m. Tuesday in her hometown of Bainbridge.

Pupils learn ways to avoid online predators

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Horry County resident is being treated to prevent rabies after encountering a rabid bobcat, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control said.

Kid of the Day

Lighter ban begins at airports today
Goodbye, old flame. Beginning today, cigarette lighters will enter the same category as scissors, BB guns and other items prohibited beyond security checkpoints at all American airports.

News you can use

Milestones
Candis N. McFalls, of Augusta, daughter of Sheila and Timothy McFalls, recently participated in the 29th annual Miss Black & Gold Pageant at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Around the block
Augusta State University and University Hospital's Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services are sponsoring the ninth annual Take Back the Night Rally, beginning at 6:30 p.m. today on the lawn of the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way.

School lunch menu
TODAY: Breakfast burrito and salsa, juice and milk *Chicken biscuit and hash browns

Officials hunt way to aid transitions

Milestones

Parents view revised plan

Around the block
Augusta State University and University Hospital's Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services are sponsoring the ninth annual Take Back the Night Rally, beginning at 6:30 p.m. today on the lawn of the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way.

Ex-member blasts board

Kids will learn ecology at events for Earth Day
Earth Day celebrations on both sides of the Savannah River have increased over the past few years.

Milestones
Candis N. McFalls, of Augusta, daughter of Sheila and Timothy McFalls, recently participated in the 29th annual Miss Black & Gold Pageant at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Principal has luncheon to reward kids
More than 70 Murphey Middle School pupils got to bypass the usual cafeteria offerings for a special lunch with their principal and invited guests March 30.

School notes
Members of the Richmond Academy math team have won a national competition.

Pet of the week
FH Fantasy, a 2-year-old retired racing greyhound, is available for adoption. She has been spayed and is up to date on all her shots and tests.

School lunch menu
TODAY: Breakfast burrito and salsa, juice and milk *Chicken biscuit and hash browns

Festival will have activities, groups catering to children
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, located at 1116 Philips St., will hold its second annual Children's Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For the record
Court sentencings, indictments, divorces and marriage licences.

Alleluia residents enjoy safe feeling, brotherhood in their community
Karen Swenson feels as though she goes home to a Utopia every day.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Board votes to hire 10 new bus monitors
The Richmond County Board of Education has agreed to hire 10 more bus monitors to help curtail violence during trips to and from school.

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCH TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Lighter ban begins at airports today
Goodbye, old flame. Beginning today, cigarette lighters will enter the same category as scissors, BB guns and other items prohibited beyond security checkpoints at all American airports.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Course neighbors' hopes fade
A previously proposed special tax exemption probably won't be an option for residents near Augusta National Golf Club whose property tax bills are expected to skyrocket this year.

Park event lets parents know of programs for pupils
Parents of children at six schools in Richmond County are invited to a Parent Night Showcase to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at May Park.

Calm is urged on flu strain
Augusta labs got a testing panel that contained a former deadly flu virus, but health officials said there is little danger it will pose a public health problem.

Anniversaries
Mavin C. and Jacqueline Overman, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in celebration March 19 at the home of their daughter, Carlene Johnson, in Aiken.

Seeing double in Aiken County
AIKEN - Aiken County has nine Church streets and half a dozen Main streets.

Kids will learn ecology at events for Earth Day
Earth Day celebrations on both sides of the Savannah River have increased over the past few years.

Study leaves questions
ATLANTA - Students in block scheduling do worse on some standardized tests than those on more traditional daily calendars, according to a report issued by the state Department of Education, but what that says about school schedules is still a matter for debate.

Events
FROG WALLOW FUN FEST: 9 a.m. Saturday; downtown Sardis, Ga.; parade, games, carnival rides, entertainment, bingo, barbecue, arts and crafts, street dance 8 p.m. to midnight; free; (478) 569-9357

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCHTODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Woods' victory restores order
Tiger Woods winning a golf tournament is never a bad thing. It's good for television, as his mere presence on a major leaderboard drives up ratings.

Nobody can argue with Cox's style
ATLANTA - This should have been the day. It would have made Leo the Lip proud to have the company.

Nobody can argue with Cox's style
ATLANTA - This should have been the day. It would have made Leo the Lip proud to have the company.

Woods' victory restores order
Tiger Woods winning a golf tournament is never a bad thing. It's good for television, as his mere presence on a major leaderboard drives up ratings.

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. See Friday's Your Life section for reviews of new movies.

Ideas never come to fruition in sleepy thriller 'Birth'
Cold, emotionless and saddled with a glacial pace, Birth is a movie that starts with a stagger and slows down from there.

At the Movies: 'The Amityville Horror'
"Kind of freaky, being back here," says a baby sitter returning to the haunted house in "The Amityville Horror" to mind the kids of the new couple living there, where she once baby-sat the doomed children of the previous owners.

'Sahara' leads weekend box office
LOS ANGELES - Movie-goers wandered the desert with "Sahara," Matthew McConaughey's action tale that took in $18.1 million to debut as the top weekend movie.

At the Movies: 'Palindromes'
Aviva Victor is a 6-year-old black girl. She's also a series of 13- to 14-year-old white girls, an androgynous white boy, a heavyset black woman and, ultimately, Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Convoluted time-travel film actually is enjoyable
Primer is a smart, scientifically sophisticated film about the possible paradoxes of time travel that's difficult to understand but easy to enjoy.

At the Movies: 'The Amityville Horror'
"Kind of freaky, being back here," says a baby sitter returning to the haunted house in "The Amityville Horror" to mind the kids of the new couple living there, where she once baby-sat the doomed children of the previous owners.

At the Movies: 'The Amityville Horror'

Ideas never come to fruition in sleepy thriller 'Birth'
Cold, emotionless and saddled with a glacial pace, Birth is a movie that starts with a stagger and slows down from there.

New on DVD

Convoluted time-travel film actually is enjoyable
Primer is a smart, scientifically sophisticated film about the possible paradoxes of time travel that's difficult to understand but easy to enjoy.

Ideas never come to fruition in sleepy thriller 'Birth'

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in DVD releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

Convoluted time-travel film actually is enjoyable

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. See Friday's Your Life section for reviews of new movies.

At the Movies: 'Palindromes'

'Sahara' leads weekend box office

Flicks

'Sahara' leads weekend box office
LOS ANGELES - Movie-goers wandered the desert with "Sahara," Matthew McConaughey's action tale that took in $18.1 million to debut as the top weekend movie.

At the Movies: 'Palindromes'
Aviva Victor is a 6-year-old black girl. She's also a series of 13- to 14-year-old white girls, an androgynous white boy, a heavyset black woman and, ultimately, Jennifer Jason Leigh.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in DVD releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

Music group to sue college students
WASHINGTON - The recording industry intends to sue hundreds of college students accused of illegally distributing music and movies across Internet2, the super-fast computer network connecting leading universities for researching the next generation of the Internet, industry officials said Tuesday.

Hot ticket
GARBAGE WHEN: 8 tonight WHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Eagles fly high as top U.S. band
The tribe has spoken. There are 63 losers and one survivor. We asked you to pick the greatest American rock band, and after six rounds and 366,405 ballots, you did.

Sonic Spotlight: Craig Seamon

Music group to sue college students

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Music group to sue college students
WASHINGTON - The recording industry intends to sue hundreds of college students accused of illegally distributing music and movies across Internet2, the super-fast computer network connecting leading universities for researching the next generation of the Internet, industry officials said Tuesday.

Sonic Spotlight: Craig Seamon
CRAIG SeamonAGE: 34HOMETOWN: JacksonOCCUPATION: Manager, McCall's Supply in Aiken

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GARBAGEWHEN: 8 tonightWHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Sonic Spotlight: Craig Seamon
CRAIG Seamon AGE: 34 HOMETOWN: Jackson OCCUPATION: Manager, McCall's Supply in Aiken

Handful of mechanics keep the engines going
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Scott Maxim stepped out of Jimmie Johnson's transporter last Friday and walked across the busy Martinsville Speedway garage area to Jeff Gordon's stall.

Racing Newsmaker: Kasey Kahne

Handful of mechanics keep the engines going

Handful of mechanics keep the engines going
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Scott Maxim stepped out of Jimmie Johnson's transporter last Friday and walked across the busy Martinsville Speedway garage area to Jeff Gordon's stall.

Fine for profanity raises ire of group
FORT WORTH, Tex. - When Dale Earnhardt Jr. used profanity during his post-race interview from Victory Lane last year, it earned NASCAR plenty of attention, especially after fining Earnhardt $10,000 and docking him 25 points in the championship standings.

Racing Newsmaker: Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne finished second last Sunday at Martinsville, Va., marking the sixth time in his young NASCAR Nextel Cup Series career he's been second-best in a race.

Fine for profanity raises ire of group
FORT WORTH, Tex. - When Dale Earnhardt Jr. used profanity during his post-race interview from Victory Lane last year, it earned NASCAR plenty of attention, especially after fining Earnhardt $10,000 and docking him 25 points in the championship standings.

Fine for profanity raises ire of group

Racing Newsmaker: Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne finished second last Sunday at Martinsville, Va., marking the sixth time in his young NASCAR Nextel Cup Series career he's been second-best in a race.

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Mr. Cecil E. Roff, Jr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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Mrs. Hildred B. Dunn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ruth S. Jones (EVANS, Ga.)

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Ms. Poinsetta Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. James R. Morris (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. James T. Kerr (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Jordan (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Ralph Compton, Jr. (HERTFORD, N.C.)

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Mr. Fred Harden, Jr. (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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Nathaniel Rugh had no idea what he was doing the first time he played in a rugby match.

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Tyson promises 'train wreck' for June fight
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson hunched in his chair and tapped his 9-year-old daughter's hand while she rested her head on Daddy's ample shoulder.

Overtime
In Rome, Ga., three Augusta pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout as the GreenJackets blanked the Rome Braves 5-0 on Wednesday night.

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Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Overtime
Augusta State's Garrett Phillips shot a final-round 74 to take first place at the Bonnie Hoover Invitational at Lakeview Golf Club in Harrisonburg, Va.

Tyson promises 'train wreck' for June fight
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson hunched in his chair and tapped his 9-year-old daughter's hand while she rested her head on Daddy's ample shoulder.

Davenport advances at Family Circle Cup
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Top-ranked Lindsay Davenport needed just 55 minutes to advance to the second round of the Family Circle Cup, beating Canadian Maria-Eve Pelletier 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday.

Overtime
Augusta State's Garrett Phillips shot a final-round 74 to take first place at the Bonnie Hoover Invitational at Lakeview Golf Club in Harrisonburg, Va.

Team increases rugby's stature
Nathaniel Rugh had no idea what he was doing the first time he played in a rugby match.

Upcoming Events
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Overtime
In Rome, Ga., three Augusta pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout as the GreenJackets blanked the Rome Braves 5-0 on Wednesday night.

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Musician's solid start in Nashville leads to CD of diverse sounds

Papal tailor shop puts next pope's vestments on display
ROME - The secret talks to name the next pope haven't even begun, but the papal tailoring shop already has his vestments on display in the front window.

Spammers using pope's image to defraud the faithful
VATICAN CITY - In the greedy world of spam e-mail and electronic fraud, nothing is sacred - not even the death of Pope John Paul II.

Papal tailor shop puts next pope's vestments on display
ROME - The secret talks to name the next pope haven't even begun, but the papal tailoring shop already has his vestments on display in the front window.

Spammers using pope's image to defraud the faithful
VATICAN CITY - In the greedy world of spam e-mail and electronic fraud, nothing is sacred - not even the death of Pope John Paul II.

Musician's solid start in Nashville leads to CD of diverse sounds
Victor Sanz is proud of his Hispanic heritage, but the country singer from California had to stop to think when asked how he sees himself.

Musician's solid start in Nashville leads to CD of diverse sounds
Victor Sanz is proud of his Hispanic heritage, but the country singer from California had to stop to think when asked how he sees himself.

Woods' victory restores order

Nobody can argue with Cox's style

Flynn's life was adventure on, off stage

Working poor pay high price for refund loans
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Three South Carolina cities were among the top 10 for percentage of people receiving a federal tax credit to help the working poor who also obtained high-cost "refund anticipation loans," according to a study by the Brookings Institution.

Majority of taxpayers filing electronically for first time
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service reports receiving more than 80 million tax returns as of April 1, slightly less than the number sent this time last year.

Nine million expected to seek tax extensions
WASHINGTON - Like your grade school teacher, the Internal Revenue Service won't believe the dog ate your homework - or your tax return. But harried taxpayers can get another four months beyond Friday's April 15 deadline for getting their returns in.

Three new networks seeking gay and lesbian audiences

Family of killed servicewoman gets home makeover
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The family of Spc. Lori Piestewa, the first woman killed in the war in Iraq, is getting a new home courtesy of a reality television show.

News anchors turn out to be human, after all
NEW YORK - TV anchormen are human after all. This should come as news to no one. But lately it's been an ongoing story at the Big Three evening newscasts.

First woman joins cast of Food Network's 'Iron Chef'
JACKSON, Miss. - For Cat Cora, a typical holiday during childhood was a blend of Southern traditions such as turkey and hot buttermilk biscuits with sides of Greek feta cheese and Kalamata olives.

Three new networks seeking gay and lesbian audiences
NEW YORK - Three new TV networks catering to gay and lesbian viewers are trying to establish themselves and all say they support one another - at least publicly.

BET cancels its nightly news program
NEW YORK - BET canceled its "Nightly News," saying it instead will offer news briefs throughout the day, specials about newsworthy events and an urban affairs show, "The Cousin Jeff Chronicles," that will run four times a year.

Trump feels 'very badly' for arrested 'Apprentice' candidate
NEW YORK - The next "Apprentice" finale won't be huuuuge.

First woman joins cast of Food Network's 'Iron Chef'
JACKSON, Miss. - For Cat Cora, a typical holiday during childhood was a blend of Southern traditions such as turkey and hot buttermilk biscuits with sides of Greek feta cheese and Kalamata olives.

Three new networks seeking gay and lesbian audiences
NEW YORK - Three new TV networks catering to gay and lesbian viewers are trying to establish themselves and all say they support one another - at least publicly.

Trump feels 'very badly' for arrested 'Apprentice' candidate
NEW YORK - The next "Apprentice" finale won't be huuuuge.

News anchors turn out to be human, after all
NEW YORK - TV anchormen are human after all. This should come as news to no one. But lately it's been an ongoing story at the Big Three evening newscasts.

Millions watched pre-dawn coverage of pope's funeral
NEW YORK - More than 9 million people awakened early or stayed up late to watch Friday's TV coverage of Pope John Paul II's funeral from Rome, Nielsen Media Research said on Tuesday.

News anchors turn out to be human, after all

BET cancels its nightly news program
NEW YORK - BET canceled its "Nightly News," saying it instead will offer news briefs throughout the day, specials about newsworthy events and an urban affairs show, "The Cousin Jeff Chronicles," that will run four times a year.

BET cancels its nightly news program

Millions watched pre-dawn coverage of pope's funeral

Trump feels 'very badly' for arrested 'Apprentice' candidate

First woman joins cast of Food Network's 'Iron Chef'

Millions watched pre-dawn coverage of pope's funeral
NEW YORK - More than 9 million people awakened early or stayed up late to watch Friday's TV coverage of Pope John Paul II's funeral from Rome, Nielsen Media Research said on Tuesday.

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Flynn's life was adventure on, off stage
For nearly 30 years, Errol Flynn was the incarnation of what a movie star could be.

Flynn's life was adventure on, off stage
For nearly 30 years, Errol Flynn was the incarnation of what a movie star could be.

Odom wants to finish career at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Dave Odom has seemingly squashed all the rumors that had him pegged to be the next head coach at Virginia.

Players look to get records cleared
COLUMBIA - Syvelle Newton and Dondrial Pinkins applied for a pretrial intervention program Tuesday morning after being charged with taking framed photographs of themselves playing football from South Carolina's stadium.

Odom wants to finish career at South Carolina

Odom wants to finish career at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Dave Odom has seemingly squashed all the rumors that had him pegged to be the next head coach at Virginia.

Players look to get records cleared

Players look to get records cleared
COLUMBIA - Syvelle Newton and Dondrial Pinkins applied for a pretrial intervention program Tuesday morning after being charged with taking framed photographs of themselves playing football from South Carolina's stadium.

Candidate blames stolen signs on 'Chappelle Show'

Papal tailor shop puts next pope's vestments on display

Spammers using pope's image to defraud the faithful